PRSM launched the Janitorial Workload Tool, earlier this summer, to help facilities managers generate an accurate scope of work by quantifying cleanliness and removing subjectivity. The tool is comprised of an interactive spreadsheet that uses information about the store and desired level of clean. After the data is entered, the tool will calculate the number of full-time staff required to accomplish cleaning tasks. The tool bases staffing requirements on factors that include, but are not limited to, cleaning schedules, store type and productivity rate.
The first step to generating this information is to determine your brand standard’s level of clean. In the recent webinar, “Best of PRSM2015: Janitorial Workload Tool, A Custodial Benchmarking Tool for Retailers,” Allen Randolph, Vice President of Sales, Aqua ChemPacs, LLC says, this component of the tool is a “concrete way to evaluate your brand standard.”
The spreadsheet calculates your overall score by using scores from the following components: sales floor, office area, back room/storage, entryways/check out areas, janitor closets and restrooms. Additionally each component is broken down into its essential sub-components. For example, the “janitor closets” component is calculated by the scores of the cleanliness of the floor/sink, correctly labeled bottles, clean and organized carts, clean and working equipment and properly stored supplies.
“This tool is very important because it allows you to communicate across your organization, and with upper management, what your brand standards are,” says Randolph.
After you define what clean is for your organization, then you can then use the rest of the tool to determine the cost and staffing required to maintain your brand’s desired level of clean. Watch the rest of the webinar to see a demonstration of the Janitorial Workload Tool.